The Night Clubs Collector’s Edition


Louis Armstrong Legacy Series – Collector’s Edition – Vol 2

This compilation contains selections from five different nightclub engagements—Bop City in New York in 1950, Club Hangover in San Francisco in 1952, Storyville in Boston in 1953, Basin Street in New York in 1955 and the Brant Inn in Ontario in 1958–featuring five different iterations of Armstrong’s All Stars, featuring top sidemen such as Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, Marty Napoleon, Milt Hinton, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall and more. No matter the venue or the backing band, Armstrong is peak form throughout, most noticeably showing off at the Hangover with disciple Billie Holiday in the audience, first performing the legendary “West End Blues,” a song that had a formative influence on the young Holiday, then following it with an absolutely on fire version of “A Kiss to Build a Dream On.” Holiday can be heard shouting her approval throughout, just as audiences in 2017 will be cheering on this important new release that once again demonstrates with finality that Pops was always tops.

This limited collectors edition features, exclusive packaging and a 20-page booklet written by Ricky Riccardi – Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of best selling book “What A Wonderful World” and contains rare photo material held in the Louis Armstrong collection.

Track Listing:

1. Royal Garden Blues | 2. My Monday Date | 3. West End Blues  | 4. Billie Holiday Introduction | 5. A Kiss to Build a Dream On | 6. You’re Just in Love | 7. New Orleans Function | 8. Muskrat Ramble | 9. Pretty Little Missy | 10. Ko Ko Mo | 11. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue | 12. Lazy River | 13. That’s My Desire | 14. Someday You’ll Be Sorry  | 15. Tin Roof Blues/When The Saints Go Marching In | 16. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South

Includes Bonus Track: High Society


Tracks 1-2
Louis Armstrong (tp, voc), Jack Teagarden (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Earl Hines (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Cozy Cole (d)

Tracks 3-6
Louis Armstrong (tp, voc), Russ Phillips (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Marty Napoleon (p), Dale Jones (b), Cozy Cole (d), Velma Middleton (voc)

Track 7
Louis Armstrong (tp, voc), Trummy Young (tb, voc), Barney Bigard (cl, voc), Marty Napoleon (p), Milt Hinton (b), Cozy Cole (d)

Tracks 8-10
Louis Armstrong (tp, voc), Trummy Young (tb), Barney Bigard (cl),Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (voc).

Tracks 11-16
Louis Armstrong (tp, voc), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl),Billy Kyle (p), Mort Herbert (b), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (voc).